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is a high-end sector-oriented programme. Young filmmakers are given support when putting the final touches to their feature or documentary feature films.

It’s particularly in the finishing stages of film projects that a number of important decisions arise regarding both form and content; sometimes there are financial shortages, technical or marketing problems, all of which need to be overcome. Which is why, and for the sixth time, IDM Film Fund & Commission and the Bolzano Film Festival Bozen are offering young filmmakers the opportunity of giving their film projects the final touch in a confidential dialogue with an interdisciplinary group of experts, and of discussing the individual parameters needed for a successful film start.

Application for FINAL TOUCH #6 is now open for young filmmakers from Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the Check Republic (the host country of the festival) until 10 March 2021, submitting information about their project, its status as well as a rough cut or descriptive teaser of the film (with English subtitles – can be also work in progress). Important: if filmmakers are submitting only a teaser, they have to present at least 5 days before FINAL TOUCH a rough cut of the film project, if the project was chosen for a participation (again with English subtitles).

After the closing date a jury will select a maximum of four projects whose makers (two persons per project) will be invited to the Bolzano Film Festival Bozen in Bozen-Bolzano (South Tyrol, Italy) from 16 – 17 April 2021. They will receive on the spot intensive feedback from the
FINAL TOUCH-experts:

Nikolaj Nikitin – Festivals
Sergio Fant – Festivals
Gaetano Maiorino, True Colours Italy – Distribution
Nina Kusturica – Editing
Florian Geiser, Cine Chromatix Italy – Postproduction
Birgit Oberkofler, IDM Südtirol – Funding / Financing

In addition there are two prizes on offer which will be awarded as part of this initiative:

  • Cine Chromatix Post-Production Prize
    Post-production firm CineChromatix Italy (based in Meran-Merano, South Tyrol) is offering the winning team post-production services to the value of 5,000 euro for the completion of their project.
  • TRUE COLOURS International Distribution Prize
    The prize contains an in-depth session with True Colours on an International Sales Strategy for the winner project

Participation in FINAL TOUCH #6 includes overnight accommodation in Bozen-Bolzano, travel expenses and festival accreditation. For now, the program is planned as a physical event in compliance with the latest safety protocols and hygiene requirements. Should the Covid-19 situation not allow for a physical get-together FINAL TOUCH will be held online.

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